July 2017 archive

Jul 12

London, Past and Present

  London, Past and Present was written by Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838-1917) Publication date: 1891 Publisher London : John Murray, Albemarle Street Abbey Road, ST. JOHN’S WOOD. John Gibson Lockhart, the Abbey Street, BERMONDSEY. The eastern extension of Long Abchurch Lane, connecting LOMBARD STREET with CANNON Abercorn Place, Sx JOHN’S WOOD. Charles R. Leslie, R.A., …

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Jul 07

Agar Town

Agar Town was a short-lived area, built in the 1840s, of St Pancras. From 1789 the area was the private estate of William Agar of Elm Lodge. To contemporaries he was commonly called, “Councillor Agar,” and known as an eccentric and miserly lawyer. In the 1810s Agar fought a desperate battle to prevent the cutting …

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